The Cosmas Hercules V2 is a 9" high, leather lace-up mountaineering-style boots that meets or exceeds NFPA 1977, Standard on Protective Clothing and Equipment for Wildland Fire Fighting, 2011 Edition.
DESIGN - Mountain inspired design - the first true mountaineering boot designed for wildland fire fighting.
UPPER - One piece, full-grain, water, flame, chemical, and cut resistant leather construction, 2.4 - 2.6 mm nominal thickness, 6.5 oz.
COLLAR - Soft, full-grain leather-bound 2.75" padded collar for superior comfort to accommodate individual leg sizes.
PULL STRAP - Low profile, 1" wide, triple-stitch reinforced, full-grain water and flame resistant leather.
LACING HARDWARE - Bottom to top: 8 closed speed loops, 2 lace locks, 8 open speed hooks.
LACING SYSTEM - Dual-Zone Contact Lacing System: Anatomically asymmetrical, with free-floating lace points that allow the upper to conform precisely to the shape of each individual’s foot. The first speed hook is a lace lock, allowing the user to tighten the forefoot area, lock the lace, then tighten the upper portion for a personalized fit.
LACING - 100% Kevlar braided fibers. Two laces per pair.
ACHILLES FLEX POINT - Accordion-style flex point in the Achilles area so the boot can flex where you do.
ANKLE GUARD - ANKLEARMOR contoured ankle guards protect ankles from knocks and dings.
LINING - Durable non-woven polyester.
COMBINATION MIDSOLE/LADDER SHANK/PUNCTURE RESISTANT DEVICE - Patent-pending MIDSOLEARMOR combines the functionality of the midsole, ladder shank, and puncture resistant device into a single-piece construction. Provides full puncture resistance coverage and thermal insulation for the bottom of the foot. Unique construction is stiff and supportive in the heel and arch areas, yet flexible in the forefoot area to allow your foot to flex naturally.
FOOTBED - Triple-density, removable footbed made of microfiber suede, felt, and ergonomically molded EVA. Wicks moisture and dries rapidly. EVA provides cushioning.
OUTSOLE - High traction, abrasion resistant, oil, flame, and chemical resistant, nitrile rubber outsole equipped with ergonomic HEELROLL and TOESPRING to promote a natural walking motion. Mountaineering lug design provides maximum traction on various terrain. Multi-directional lugs provide user with sure-footed edging, braking, kickoff, and stability. High profile ladder grips for gripping on roots, branches, sticks, and stones. Specially formulated compound (nominal durometer 66 Shore A) provides superior traction without sacrificing abrasion resistance or durability. Welted construction allows for sole replacement.
MIDSOLE - Full-length 5 mm hi-density rubber midsole.
HEEL COUNTER - Ergonomically molded heel counter provides stability, comfort, and long-lasting support.
HEEL SLIDE - Abrasion resistant microfiber suede. No stitching or seams running directly down the center of the backstay in the heel area to improve comfort and prevent premature wear of the liner.
COMFORT PADDING - Open cell polyurethane foam padding strategically placed throughout the upper for superior comfort and support.
THREAD - Tough, fire-resistant Kevlar thread throughout the upper.
OUTSOLE ADHESION - A 2-component, high-temperature polyurethane adhesive system is used to bond the outsole to the midsole. Outsole is also stitched to midsole in forefoot area with tough, fire-resistant Kevlar thread.
MARKINGS - Interior label containing all information required by NFPA 1977 Standard on Protective Clothing and Equipment for Wildland Fire Fighting, 2011 Edition.